HMS Preston North End (FY 230)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||26 Jul 1934|
|Loss position||63° 29'N, 23° 49'W|
Completed in August 1934.
Returned to her owner in November 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Preston North End (FY 230)
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|1||Cdr. (retired) Francis Beversham Hanson, RN||2 Nov 1939||11 Nov 1939|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Harry Marcus Crews Sanders, RNR||11 Nov 1939|
|3||Lt. Kenneth Arnold Vasey, RNR||17 Apr 1940||early 1943|
|4||T/Lt. Derrick Kyrle Bennett, DSC, RNVR||early 1943||12 Jun 1944|
|5||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Alan Edward Burrell, RNVR||12 Jun 1944||5 Dec 1944|
|6||T/Lt. Edward Winebloom, RNVR||5 Dec 1944|
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Notable events involving Preston North End include:
My Father's name is incorrectly spelt should read Derrick Kyrle Bennett also he was awarded the D.S.C. (1)
10 Jun 1942
HMS P 45 (Lt. H.B. Turner, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN), HMS Stoke City (Lt. D.P. Piggford, RNR), HMS Preston North End (Lt. K.A. Vasey, MBE, RNR). (5)
12 Jun 1942
HMS P 45 (Lt. H.B. Turner, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Speedwell (Lt.Cdr. J.J. Youngs, OBE, RD, RNR), ORP Slazak (Lt.Cdr. R. Nalecz-Tyminski, ORP), HMS Preston North End (Lt. K.A. Vasey, MBE, RNR) and HMS Davy (Skr. W.J. Salisbury, RNR). (5)
21 Nov 1942
The Dutch submarine HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) and the Polish submarine ORP Sokol (Lt.Cdr. J. Kozio³kowski) departed Dundee for Holy Loch. She is escorted by the British ASW trawler HMS Preston North End (Lt. K.A. Vasey, MBE, RNR). On the 23th the British ASW trawler HMS Quadrille (T/Lt. N.T. Chetwood, RNVR) took over the escort. (7)
25 Jan 1943
HMS P 219 (Lt. N.L.A. Jewell, RN) departed Holy Loch for Blyth. She was escorted HMS Bryony (T/Lt. T. Hand, RNR) until 0730/27 when HMS Preston North End (Lt. K.A. Vasey, MBE, RNR) took over the escort. (10)
28 Jan 1943
HMS P 56 (Lt. D.R.O. Mott, DSC, RN) departed Blyth for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Preston North End (Lt. K.A. Vasey, MBE, RNR) until 0700/30 when HMS Bryony (T/Lt. T. Hand, RNR) took over the escort. (11)
15 Apr 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Methill with HMS Westminster (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Bowerman, DSC, RN), HMS Valorous (Lt. M.G. Macleod, RN), HMS Preston North End (T/Lt. D.K. Bennett, DSC, RNVR), HMS Spurs (A/Skr.Lt. E.J. Day, RNR) and HMS Arab (T/Lt. J.S.H. Lloyd, RNVR). (12)
- Personal communication
- ADM 173/16970
- ADM 199/400
- ADM 199/2573
- ADM 173/17407
- ADM 199/1856
- File 2.12.03.6389 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- File 2.12.03.6397 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17467
- ADM 199/627
- ADM 173/18387
- ADM 173/19315
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.